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In the space of fifty years, Earth changed from a planet on cusp of a challenging future to a world a breath away from lifelessness and plunged into an apocalyptic time of ecological disaster, global warfare and the meltdown of human civilization. This is the time of the Maelstrom. In this ravaged world, the planet's dwindling resources have divided what remains of mankind in two: the urban freedom fighting 'Remnants' and the technologically advanced 'Ascension'. Now they must wage war against a new threat, the invasion of a savage alien race, the Hai-Genti, and each other in a desperate struggle for supremacy and survival. Through the game's missions, take command from different viewpoints and employ faction-specific tactics and weaponry to achieve your objectives. Complete with the ability to terraform landscapes and transform units, Maelstrom provides gamers with the power to harness the forces of nature in the most frantic, destructive, action-packed RTS game yet.
  • A stunning mix of action-packed RTS missions set in a totally destructible and immaculately realised environment.
  • A devastated future Earth becomes the battleground as a divided human race fights for survival against alien invaders.
  • Through the game, players control each of the game's three factions - the Remnants, Ascension and the alien Hai-Genti - each with unique identities, strengths and tactics.
  • Modify the terrain and use the elements as a strategic weapon. Create valleys, carve out lakes, freeze water, melt ice, create tornadoes and even control the wind.
  • Characters grow experience and level up with new abilities as you progress through the game.
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Developer
KDV Games
Publisher
Codemasters
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.codemasters.com/maelstrom

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • Supported OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or Athlon XP 2400+
  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Graphics: Supported 64Mb Graphics Card
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant sound card
  • Hard Drive: 4.5 GB free hard disk space
  • Supported Graphics Cards: ATi Radeon 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800, X700, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
    nVidia GeForce 4 (not MX), FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950, 6800, 7800, 7900, 7950
    Not compatible with all integrated sound/graphics solutions (inc. Laptops).
Recommended:
  • Supported OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Pentium 4 at 3.0 GHz or Athlon XP 2800+
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 7800 or Radeon X1800
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant sound card
  • Hard Drive: 4.5 GB free hard disk space
  • Supported Graphics Cards: ATi Radeon 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800, X700, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
    nVidia GeForce 4 (not MX), FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950, 6800, 7800, 7900, 7950
    Not compatible with all integrated sound/graphics solutions (inc. Laptops).
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Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
In fact the game of the fullest ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ explain why. 1. The Most disobedient units for all the strategies that I have seen, if you order them to attack, they will be spotted as Degroydy or if the orders they seize the point, they do not capture it just like that. 2. Insignificant artificial intellect, one of the races at AI does not work at all. 3. The Toppornye animations and in general in the graphene plan everything is bad (I am not a graphofaper). 4. In itself tedious, especially in terms of sondtrack. But know what? It has two meager pluses that I like, namely, that there is a TERRAFORMATION!!! Well, and from the 3rd person for the hero you can play and Nagatatim, perhaps, for the same reasons I bought the game itself, well, seriously, in what other strategy you could flood the whole map with water? I don't remember. Definitely a game I do not recommend for people in principle, but if you like a kind of dermo (like me) type terraforming landscape and flood of unfortunate people, you can both bribe, and plus inexpensive.
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Microsoft from Russian
The Coolest RTS in 2008 brought me not a little sensations and a happy childhood, let's Write + and-given toys: + 1) A Good story, the atmosphere of the post Apocalypse is just amazing! 2) Charismatic Heroes. 3) 3 Absolutely Otlichajushhiehsja from each other races. 4) Nostalgia))) 5) Ability to play hero from 3rd person. 6) The Price of the game, as much laughs like especially if at a discount))) 7) Terraforming, in any strategy I have not met him (well, that in the Perimeter, but I started to play Perimer in 2015, and in Malsik only in 2008, feel the Difference). 8) (+ personally for me) the language of Russky, which is for the better because the localization of 1C is simply disgusting in this game, starting with the wrong translation of some things and ending with voice, in the web somewhere should be localization from pirates with the correct translation Troops and buildings (and without voice) and where remnants are called OSTAVSHIMIHSJA, and Hi-Genti strangers, but I unfortunately did not find it, but I played with her in 2008! 9) Music, but this is a very chic part of the game! 10) This game is still played on the network only through the guard Proga (it is not PR) in this group VK there are a few fans who very seldom play on the net in this toy hold them. Link to the group VK: https://vk.com/m_a_e_l_s_t_r_o_m__vodovorot-1) Game cheese Unfortunately, the hero of the 3rd person to manage easily, but sometimes it gets stuck in the place where the idea can go through, I'm not talking about troops That in the crowd forever can not stop and who try to go to 1 point, not disbanded, as done in many strategies. 2) Multiplayer, (as well as the developers of this game) Podkh unfortunately. 3) The Trailers of the game are unfortunately deceptive: the trailers look nice and high quality, well, and the game unfortunately does not have such graphics.
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